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La Vita Bistro

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102 S Howell St, Pinckney, MI 48169-9664
+1 734-878-1111
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Pinckney, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have visited this spot several times. Mostly for dinner and have not been disappointed yet. Had brunch one time also very good. It is nice to have a Italian location in downtown Pinckney. Would return for sure!

Thank crlykm
Pinckney, Michigan
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner, one that tantalized the taste buds. The service was friendly and fun, the waitstaff attentive without being overly so. The food was wonderful. I prefer to get seafood when I am near the ocean, but I gambled and the crab cakes were amazing. My husband got the ravioli, which was also delicious.... More 

Thank wanderingrev
Brighton, Michigan
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Show me the pizza here is amazing regular dishes or a little bit above address average nice out-of-the-way place good service all fashion atmosphere in a nice quaint downtown of Pickney

Thank lakehouse-76
Hamburg, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at the restaurant on a Tuesday and both of us ordered the crab special. We are pleased to tell you and any readers of this review that this was the best crab dinner experience we have ever had. The crab was cooked just right, you know, to the point where they are fully cooked and snap to afford... More 

Thank WBLaetus
Pinckney, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Grandparents, wife and three kids all stopped in for dinner. The Bistro has good prompt service. The food and drink was excellent as always. We have been here a handful of times before. The ambiance and cost is perfect for a small town italian restaurant in Pinckney. We will definitely return.

Thank billpaison
Brighton, Michigan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

It is often difficult to please 9 people with different tastes and preferences for food and beverage; La Vita Bistro managed to do the trick. The menu was varied with adequate choices for everyone's tastes. The wine and beverage selections were more than adequate. All the entrees were applauded with "this is very good". The entrees were served with some... More 

Thank James K
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

In a small town like Pinckney it is a treasure to find a restaurant of this caliber! Excellent Mediterranean fare and great wine selections! It is a great venue for a date night or a great place to host an event. Don't miss Wednesday and half off a selection of great wines!

Thank Christopher C
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320 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I have reviewed la vita before. We have eaten here many times, over 30. Once again the food was fantastic. The martinis were delicious. This place is worth driving to. Luckily i live real close . Can't wait to return.

Thank Randy F
Brighton, Michigan
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had a table of six and we were welcomed quite well, the food and atmosphere were splendid and as mentioned, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Pappyq4
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were on vacation nearby, at one of the cottages on the chain of lakes. Had some errands to run in original "downtown" Pinckney (hardware store, gas, etc). Decided to eat out, and we're so glad we did! We're from the San Francisco Bay Area, so are accustomed to chefs that use local ingredients and make nice presentations of their... More 

Thank Jeffrey0861

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 S Howell St, Pinckney, MI 48169-9664
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Pinckney
  • Phone Number: +1 734-878-1111
You will love all the house made favorites including Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Scampi, Smoked Mozzarella... Just to name a few. Dinner entrees include soup or a salad. Chef Eirik creates dishes sure to please even the most discriminating of palates. Many of the ingredients he uses are items grown by local farmers. The ambiance at La Vita Bistro is one of comfort and class. You will feel like you are treating yourself to someplace special, but without the high cost of the city. Come as you are, have a family meal or celebrate a special event. The seating area has expanded into the adjoining building and offers a different, more open and casual ambience, while the patio area with its large fire-pit overlooking the park is comfortable and inviting and is open weather permitting. The original dining room boasts large, cozy tall booths for a more elegant and intimate feeling. Wines are available for purchase and carryout also.

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